I have never been a Star Trek fan. I have seen a few episodes of the original series but it never appealed to me. However, when I heard that the franchise was going to get the “reboot” treatment with “Lost” and “Alias” creator J.J. Abrams at the helm, I was excited about it. Thankfully, the movie did not dissappoint.
The movie has a plot that clears off everything that happened in the television series. It starts with the birth of James Kirk during an attack on the ship he is traveling on by the evil Nero. Then we get to see him grow up. We also get to see the growth of Spock. Later, when Kirk is grown up (and played by Chris Pine) he is a rebel that gets dared into joining the Star Fleet academy. Later, Nero once again strikes and threatens to destroy the planet Vulcan. From then on, the member of the U.S.S Enterprise must defend the federation from Nero.
That is a tepid summary, but it is the only way that I can avoid spoilers. With that said, the only thing that I had a problem with is the script. It is not a bad script by any means. It is just that some things are never fully explained or developed fully. Besides that everything is alright. Abrams managed to create a Star Trek movie that would appeal to everyone and not only the fans. The cast is perfect, from Chris Pine as Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock to Zoe Saldana as Uhura, and they give it their all. The visual effects are impressive (although not ground breaking). And the score, oh my god the score, is amazing. Michael Giacchino is truly becoming one of the best composers out there. It combines the style of a sci-fi score with his jazzy signature and it is amazing.
By the end of the year, Star Trek will remain one of the best achievements in cinema of the year. Although it is not perfect, the good thing greatly outweigh the bad. I can’t wait to see what the sequel will bring.